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Old 07-19-2019, 04:13 AM   #1141
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Old 07-21-2019, 02:13 PM   #1142
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Finally broke down and hooked up my toad

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Please let us know how the Transit performs at highway speeds while towing. I would love the freedom that comes with an escape pod.

That is a very nice setup!
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Old 07-22-2019, 11:48 PM   #1143
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That looks like a pretty heavy toad. I also will be waiting for a review. I have been considering an old CJ.
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Old 07-26-2019, 09:10 PM   #1144
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Its hard to find a toad light enough for the RUVs that can be towed 4 down. Trailers just add more weight to the mix. I'm hoping for a good results with vngasparJeep. As for the Transit dropping to the smaller engine I think toads will be out of the question with the new models but I'll be watching.
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Old 07-26-2019, 11:23 PM   #1145
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Has anyone had trouble with the slide out awning on the Gemini 24TF breaking the right end cap??
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Old 07-27-2019, 12:36 AM   #1146
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Compass and Toad

I have clocked a short 40 mile run, transit can hold 70mph no problem on the flats, Coach has more sway than I like when I tow, my initial thoughts are that I will add some helper springs in the rear, couple freeway transitions held 50mph, but front felt a little light. I am thinking of going with a combination of https://timbren.com/blog/products-page/frtr350hd/ and https://activesuspension.com/product...d-transit-350/
Probably start with the timbren

Also make sure that you are running some type of aux brake for your toad, I run the RVIBrake3 and it works perfect for my toad, I had to set it for a big suv
so that it would increase the brake pedal pressure, those 35" tires require a little extra pressure.

If a jeep is your preference a YJ or an XJ 2DR might be a better choice, I am also considering a 01-07 Escape or a Geo/Suzuki Tracker
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Old 07-29-2019, 02:59 PM   #1147
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Ok, so here's a horrific situation regarding fuel nozzle.
Left Eau Clair Wis. Last week, 6am in morning. Stopped at BP in the middle of nowhere. The flap on the fuel tank inlet , didn't seem to want to open. Stupid me decided to just jam it in as hard as I could. It went in , but seemed to go deeper than usual. Filled tank. Tried to take nozzle out. No way it was coming out. Seems flap wedged onto wire spring that's wrapped around nozzle. Had to call BP service technician to come out. While waiting I disassembled nozzle from pump handle. Then had to remove entire plastic hinge assembly cover. Broke a few parts doing that. Then was able to break tabs on green flap nozzle inlet and remove green cap. Technician said he never saw a problem like this before. Was able to reassemble,less broken parts. So now , it's a matter of ordering new parts, and chewing out a few people who had nothing to do with it.
Anybody else had issues with green fuel cap.
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That little funnel is a standard from Ford. I have them in all of my cars. Donít know if the other manufacturerís provide them. I just wasnít paying attention. If I was I would have noticed the other diesel pumps with the small truck nozzles for diesel. Anyways, another life experience.

As for the A/C. Our Gemini was a dealer stock unit and it appears that the dealer ordered the 15K A/C unit as an option. I did spend time going through the ducts and cleaning out the styrofoam and making sure that there was air flow to all of the ducts.
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Old 07-30-2019, 06:54 PM   #1148
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There are some pump nozzles for autos that just don't go deep enough into the neck of the Transit to push open the valve, that's what the plastic nozzle adaptor is for. I had one issue a year ago with a nozzle not wanting to go into the neck. Took a couple minutes to realize what the nozzle adaptor was for. Now the nozzle adaptor resides in a sealed baggie in the drivers door for easy grab. I think we posted about it then but it's been some time ago.

Sorry to hear about the damage.
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Old 08-02-2019, 01:10 PM   #1149
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Fiberglass Damage

Just wanting to share

We recently had an incident where our lawn service ran into the back of the Compass. See photo. Not sure how it happened but the front wheel pillar on the lawnmower, (a zero turn type of stand on mower), struck the right rear. Just under $1,300 to repair. The lawn service's insurance is covering it.

Point is - a very small crunch can run into large numbers.

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Old 08-02-2019, 07:36 PM   #1150
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Just wanting to share

We recently had an incident where our lawn service ran into the back of the Compass. See photo. Not sure how it happened but the front wheel pillar on the lawnmower, (a zero turn type of stand on mower), struck the right rear. Just under $1,300 to repair. The lawn service's insurance is covering it.

Point is - a very small crunch can run into large numbers.

Paul
Thanks Paul for bringing this up.
It is a good idea to make sure contractors working on your property have adequate insurance to cover any damage done.
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Old 08-02-2019, 08:17 PM   #1151
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Recliner

My wife and I decided to replace the love seat in my 2017 Compass 24TX, the MB model, with this recliner. This has been one of the best upgrades we have made.

https://www.recpro.com/recpro-charles-58-double-rv-wall-hugger-recliner-sofa-in-cloth/
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Old 08-02-2019, 10:53 PM   #1152
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Awesome, I assume they fit in pretty easily?. You may want to post your couch in case someone has to replace theirs due to fabric failure.
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Old 08-03-2019, 01:26 PM   #1153
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Caveman2 on a prior post on your upgrades, you were mentionning a ę*shower dam*Ľ. Could you provide more details on this system? Pictures maybe?
This could reduce my ę*shower anxiety syndrome*Ľ each time someone uses the shower. Thanks.
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Old 08-06-2019, 12:13 PM   #1154
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23TR Rear Decal Problem

Anyone with a 23TR have an issue with the decal on the rear slide. The clear areas of our decal mildewed and cracked. It looked VERY nasty so we removed it. Thor sent us a new decal but I'm not sure I want to put it on if it is going to do the same thing again. Plan on getting a quote to refinish the rear slide to remove the shadow of the old decal. All other decals are fine. No issues at all.

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Old 08-06-2019, 01:20 PM   #1155
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.....cut.... As for the Transit dropping to the smaller engine I think toads will be out of the question with the new models but I'll be watching.
The new Transit will have available higher GVWR and GCWR. However, I donít know if higher GCWR will be available with new 2.0L diesel or if it requires more powerful EcoBoost. Iím not aware of engine versus GCWR mix or availability yet.

We also donít know which engine Thor will use, and whether they will build a heavier motorhome on higher GVWR. If they do, it will leave less for toad. I expect 4-door Jeep Wrangler exceeds GCWR on existing Transit 3.2L diesel chassis.
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Old 08-06-2019, 04:52 PM   #1156
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Awesome, I assume they fit in pretty easily?. You may want to post your couch in case someone has to replace theirs due to fabric failure.
The recliner breaks down into 4 pieces making it easy to get inside. Next time I pick up the RV from the storage lot, I'll try to remember to take some photos.
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Old 08-07-2019, 05:08 PM   #1157
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Wondering if any 23TR owners out there might be able to help me with a question...

I was trying to track down a loud rattling noise that comes from the generator exhaust pipe when I happened to look at the rear mud flaps. The mud flaps are held sandwiched between the sides of a U shaped bracket, and secured with a single bolt and a nylon lock nut. The bolt was completely missing on one side, and I was able to remove the other one with my bare hands (so Iím thinking that the missing bolt just worked its way loose and fell out on the road).

So here is my question...Iím about to replace the bolts with stainless steel bolts and washers, using Loctite, and Iím wondering if I should leave some play in it, or tighten the nut down?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts...
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Old 08-07-2019, 05:18 PM   #1158
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Any suggestions on what to use to clean brown stains off of the bottom side of an awning? Probably from some moisture that was trapped when it was rolled up.
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Old 08-07-2019, 06:12 PM   #1159
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Any suggestions on what to use to clean brown stains off of the bottom side of an awning? Probably from some moisture that was trapped when it was rolled up.
Havenít tried it, but a friend swears by Mr Clean Magic Eraser to remove stains from the awning...
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Old 08-07-2019, 10:20 PM   #1160
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Friends used our Gemini to go from NC to Grand Canyon etc. very hot(of course) but they fitted the windows with reflectix and they said the unit was quite comfortable
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